WARNING: May contain opinions
What is Technocracy?
Briefly, Technocracy is a science applied to the social order. Science concerns itself with the determination of the most probable in any field of knowledge, be it chemistry, engineering or social phenomena.
Technocracy, then concerns itself with the determination of the most probable in the field of social science - the determination of the most probable state of society. It has to do primarily with that part of the social mechanism relating to the production and distribution of goods and services, but it has many far-reaching social implications.
There are three basic conclusions. The first is that there exists on the North American Continent a physical potential in resources to produce an abundance of goods and services for all citizens, and that the high-speed technology for converting these resources to us in sufficient volume is already installed and the skilled personnel for operating it are present and available. Yet we have unprecedented insecurity, extensive poverty and rampant crime.
The second conclusion of Technocracy is that the Price System can no longer function adequately as a method of production and distribution of goods. The invention of power machinery has made it possible to produce goods in abundance with a relatively small amount of human labor. As machines displace men, however, purchasing power is destroyed, for, if people cannot work for wages and salaries, they cannot buy goods. We find ourselves, then, in this paradoxical situation: the more we produce, the less we are able to consume.
The basic conclusion is that a new distributive system must be instituted which is designed to the special needs of an environment of abundance, and that this system must not in any way be associated with the extent of an individual's functional contribution to society.
--Technocracy Study Course, available for Free here: http://www.archive.org/details/TechnocracyStudyCourseUnabridged
The Technate design is located in the last 2 chapters of the Study Course. The rest is a panoramic view of Science relevant to the design, and includes humorous references to the historical and contemporary insanity of the Price/Political Systems (indeed, it resembles a Mass Psychogenic Illness)
Technocracy is NOT a Price system in any form. That way of doing things originated approximately with Sumeria. Any form of "Civil Contract" society based on the use of non-factual Abstract Concepts to manipulate Personal Value Systems can no longer work for the world, and particularly not North America. If North America began operating as a continental Technate, we'd have a higher standard of living than most can even imagine at present...
Or, we can keep using outdated, manipulative propaganda and belief systems to condition (read: brainwash) people to toil, fight, and die for nonreal concepts, for the highly asymmetric benefit of a few.
I Am the Price System essay:
Graph 1 -- This figure relates total production, industrial employment, and manhours per unit. The continental survey of North America performed in 1919 by the Technical Alliance found an irreversible trend: the displacement of human muscle power by machine power as the dominant work engine was causing production…Continue
Naive or not of my to bring this up, others certainly will: the Distribution Certificate Scheme appears to be an overt rationing scheme. While this scheme may not be the most important aspect of technocracy, I believe people will be critical of the scheme for at least one reason: the scheme doesn't appear to deal with the scenario of actual resource scarcity.Xenon come to mind. This noble gas is rare. It is an important raw material in many industries and has many uses. There doesn't appear to…Continue
Some of you may have heard of the "Resource Based Economics" ideas as advocated by The Venus Project, The Zeitgeist Movement, Jacque Fresco, and Peter Joseph. What they offer pales in comparison to the original evidence-based synthesis offered in the Technocracy Study Course and Technocracy Inc.'s various materials over the decades of the 20th Century. For the most part, all of the former take a mostly value-system-centered approach to offering information based on Technocracy's findings of…Continue